In 2003, my life began to change when my connection with the Universe began directing me towards positivity. I began to realise that life is about how you think about things. Positivity is FREE! I had been trying to make things happen for me, and yeah, trying to promote my art, my book all cost money and I began to be stuck in a money trap that sapped my positivity, so I made deliberate changes. I was working with the law of attraction but was struggling. Therefore, I began to do things that gave me joy, just because they did and for no other reason, I began to give things like my paintings, but also my time! Because I could and I trained myself not to expect anything, in return, this was actually very hard to do and I think if we are honest most of us do things with an expectation of something in return! I began to think of things I loved, I began to simply be grateful of all the things I did have, and began to release all the panics and fears of 'never getting anywhere'. In short, I began to actively choose positive thoughts and ensure that as often as I could I chose to think positively. All these things began to change my outlook, my emotional well-being and me in significant ways. Then last year after a year of feeling good, blackness began to descend, for no real reason, but the only way I can describe it was I was being energetically attacked. Having had success with positive thinking, and how this made me feel more objective and relaxed, I decided this particular evening to think only positive thoughts. I was struggling with blackness and to be honest it was like a creature, constantly grabbing me and trying to pull me under and suffocate me. but I kept looking up to the light, and thinking of everything I loved, even things that were not deep and meaningful, I kept thinking of all I loved in positive ways. After what seemed like hours the blackness exploded into millions of tiny pieces and a huge weight was lifted off me and I felt released.
My life since then has continued to be more and more amazing and my goal now is to encourage everyone to check their thoughts, think positively about themselves, their choices, their lives because not only will it allow you to feel better, but it will go on to create your percieved reality. It puts you in charge of your life and puts the power firmly in your hands.
Hope this is useful to you :)